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ICC WCL Division 3 Update - USA’s Monank Patel gets warning and Oman replacement agreed


USA player Monank Patel has received a warning for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during its ICC World Cricket League Division 3 match against Kenya, in Oman on Monday.

Patel was found to have violated Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an International Match. Patel has now received one demerit point.

The incident happened in the 5th over of Kenya’s innings when Patel pointed in the direction of the pavilion after dismissing Kenya batsman Irfan Karim.

After the match, Patel admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Tournament Referee V Narayanan Kutty. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Lyndon Hannibal and Rahul Asher and third umpire Vinay Kumar Jha.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.

Twinkal Bhandari replaces Khawar Ali in the Oman side

The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 has approved Twinkal Bhandari as a replacement player for Khawar Ali in the Oman squad for the tournament, which began on 9 November.

Ali, who injured his shoulder in his side’s match against Denmark on 13 November, has now been ruled out of further participation in the tournament.

The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the incoming player can be officially added to the squad.

The Event Technical Committee of the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 is made up of Chris Tetley (ICC Head of Events - Chair), Gurjit Singh (ICC Global Pathway Events Manager), V Narayanan Kutty (Tournament Referee) and A R Srinivasan (independent nominee).

Oman have won all their three matches in the tournament beating Kenya, Singapore and Denmark to date, and will play the USA and Uganda on 16 and 18 November.

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